Aaron

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אהרן (Ahărōn), of unknown meaning, possibly meaning "bearer of martyrs", or perhaps also, or instead, related to the Ancient Egyptian "aha rw" ("warrior lion"), though it has been suggested to also mean "elevated", "exalted" or "high mountain", or "woe to this pregnancy".

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Aaron (plural Aarons)

  1. The elder brother of Moses in the Book of the Exodus, and in the Quran.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1969 Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint, Random House, 2002, page 145:
      - - - the Junior Prom with boys whose names are right out of the grade-school reader, not Aaron and Arnold and Marvin, but Johnny and Billy and Jimmy and Tod. Not Portnoy or Pincus, but Smith and Jones and Brown!
  3. A surname​.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The given name was exclusively Jewish in the Middle Ages, taken up by Gentiles in the 17th century, and popular among both in the end of the 20th century.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1937, Michael de Angelis, The correct pronunciation of Latin according to Roman usage
  2. ^ 2006, L. Olausson and C. Sangster, Oxford BBC Guide to Prounciation (Oxford University Press), page 1.
  3. ^ "Pronunciation Guide", The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. URL accessed on 2013-05-01.
  4. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (2013)
  5. ^ 1994, Bible Pronunciation Guide (edited by William O. Walker III, published by Harper Collins, ISBN 0060689625)
  6. ^ Chav: A Branded Guide to Britain's New Elite (Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited, ISBN 1905102011)

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Aaron m

  1. A male given name, cognate with English Aaron.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Aaron

  1. Aaron (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑːron]
  • Hyphenation: Aa‧ron

Proper noun[edit]

Aaron

  1. Aaron (biblical figure) .
  2. A male given name.

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Proper noun[edit]

Aaron

  1. genitive singular of Aaro

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Aaron

  1. Aaron (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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Aaron ? (genitive Aarons)

  1. Aaron (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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